The Jakarta Post
Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. (Shutterstock/raker)
The Republic of Korea will temporarily waive the visa application fee for Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.
According to a statement received by The Jakarta Post, the program was created in conjunction with the ASEAN- Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ASEAN and Republic of Korea dialogue partnership, which is slated to run in Busan on Nov. 25-26.
The program is only valid for C-3 short-term visit visas to South Korea. During the three-month period, visa applicants are not required to pay the US$40 admission fee.
However, they will still need to pay Rp 196,000 (US$14) administration fee.
Visa applicants are also required to submit their applications at the Korea Visa Application Center in the Lotte Shopping Avenue Mall in Kuningan, South Jakarta.
The C-3 visa is valid for three months after the date of issue.
South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom said in a statement that he hoped the ASEAN – Republic of Kora Commemorative Summit and the free-visa program could give Indonesians who want to travel to South Korea the opportunity and experience of enjoying the country’s natural beauty and culture. (jes/wng)